Senior Managing Director
Mr. McCombe is responsible for all business activity in the Asia/Pacific region, which includes Greater China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India and Korea. He is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee and Global Operating Committee.
Mr. McCombe has had an international career in finance spanning more than 20 years. Before joining BlackRock, he served as Chief Executive Officer in Hong Kong, for The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He was also a Group General Manager of HSBC plc, a Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, and a Chairman of HSBC Global Asset Management (HK) Ltd. Prior to that, he was based in London where he was Chief Executive of HSBC Global Asset Management. In this capacity Mr. McCombe was responsible for all of HSBC’s fund management businesses, including latterly the real estate and Private Equity businesses. Before that, Mr. McCombe was Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd, a position which included responsibility for Private Banking in the Channel Islands and Luxembourg. Between 1990 and 2005, Mr. McCombe lived and worked in France, Turkey, the U.S., Japan, the Middle East, in a variety of roles in financial services.
Mr. McCombe has served on a number of finance industry bodies during his career. Most recently he was a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, a member of the Banking Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and a committee member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks. He has also been a Board member on the Community Chest and is currently involved on the Boards of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children and the Hong Kong Red Cross.
Mr. McCombe earned an MA degree from Aberdeen University in 1987 and attended Wharton Business School. He was recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2006 with an OBE.